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Field Education Financial Aid


  1. Bruce Alan Schaffer Memorial Award

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    This award was established by Miriam and Arnold Schaffer in memory of their son, Bruce Alan Schaffer. It provides support for a MSW student interested in hospital work with pediatric patients in Flint or Detroit with the emphasis on life threatening disease or illness.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

  2. Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships

    Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

    The Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships and the Clarice Ullman Freud Individual Research Fellowship were made possible by a gift from the estate of Clarice Ullman Freud along with matching funds from the Ann and Robert Lurie Family Foundation. Professor Freud was the Director of Field Education while on faculty at the U-M School of Social Work. The Freud Fellowship in Children and Families was developed to support research to help students integrate theory and practice in field instruction. Current effort focus on LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy work.

    Clarice Ullman Freud Fellowships Application

  3. SSW Alumni Board of Governors Scholarship/Practicum Award

    Deadline: February 14, 2022 7:00am EST

    The Alumni Board of Governors Scholarship Award was established in 2006 to help meet the growing needs of U-M MSW students who pursue national and global field experiences and/or global independent study projects. The Alumni Board of Governors strongly believes that as our world continues to change, it is increasingly important for social work students to gain a local, national and global perspective to address the many challenges that we face.

    Required Application Materials

    The following materials must be submitted with the scholarship application. To complete these PDFs electronically, please download them and use Adobe Reader. The in-browser PDF viewer may not allow saving.

    Begin the Application

    * This is a highly recommended funding source for Global students. Typically several MSW students receive funding from this source annually.

  4. UAW-GM Fellowship in Child and Family Programs

    Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

    Provides scholarship support for MSW students who are pursuing the Welfare of Children and Families pathway with a field placement located in the greater Detroit or Flint communities. Preference is to be given to MSW students who are from the Detroit or Flint communities.

    Application will be available in Fall 2022

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